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5 Vital Questions to Ask an Architect Before You Hire Them

Having practiced for more than 25 years in Los Angeles, I have been asked some amazing questions about the design and construction process. If you are considering a home renovation or building a new h...

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The Power of Echelon

This network of professionals is a powerful difference maker. The power of Echelon Business Development Network for members is obvious, or is it? For many new members or prospects, their only point of...

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Four Common Seller Mistakes When Selling a Business

Sellers of businesses are just like everyone else in that they can make mistakes.  In this article, we’ll explore some of the most common mistakes that we see along with some of the repercussions...

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When Is It Time to Outsource Accounting for Small Businesses?

Small business owners are no slouches when it comes to wearing many different hats in order to run a successful business. While they may dream of solving problems by delivering a much-needed product o...

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The Pandemic’s Impact on Parenting

Looking back at 2020, it is truly “20/20.” As we begin to understand the economic and social impact of the past year, we can now see some of the impact the pandemic is having on families.  Since ...

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KPIs: Key Performance Indicators

You don’t want to get bogged down in too many. Here are some that you should pay attention to. You have built your business plan and your financial projections; so how do you measure your progress; wh...

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Homestead Exemption Increased for California Debtors

It has been more than eleven years, but on September 18, 2020, Governor Newsom approved and adopted Assembly Bill 1885 (“AB 1885”), which dramatically increases the homestead exemption in California t...

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Confidentiality Agreements & Selling A Business

Is a confidentiality agreement really needed when selling a business? When it comes to buying or selling a business, there is no replacement for a solid confidentiality agreement.  Business broke...

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Seven Elements of a Business Plan

If you are serious about your business, you need to have a written business plan. Not only is your plan an overview of your business; it is also the framework for the detailed actions you will need to...

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